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New York And The Long Island Grandparents’ Rights Lawyers

Grandparents play in a unique, loving role in the lives of their grandchildren. They impart wisdom, family experience and can be an irreplaceable factor in the lives of their grandchildren. When parents interfere with grandparent’s access to their grandchildren they are hurting the grandchildren. The courts in New York are among the most liberal in the United States in granting grandparents access and visitation with their grandchildren.

Grandparents Seeking Visitation

In the event the children’s parents interfere with or prevent the grandparents from communicating and/or visiting with their grandchildren, the courts in New York provide legal remedies to deal with these situations. The grandparents must bring an application to the Family Court, in the State of New York, pleading it is in the best interest of the children to have access and visitation with their grandparents. In these applications the attorneys must plead the grandparents had previously had warm and loving relationships with the children and enriched the children’s lives. The legal burden is on the grandparents to prove extraordinary circumstances and that the visitation is in the best interest of the children. Upon appearing in court, the courts will look into whether the grandparents can rebut the presumption that the parents’ decision to prevent the grandparents from having visitation or access with the children was appropriate and in the children’s the best interest.

Grandparents Obtaining Custody Of Their Grandchildren

There are numerous circumstances where grandparents can seek and obtain either guardianship or custody of their grandchildren. In the event both of the natural parents are deceased, disabled, unavailable or incompetent to raise the grandchildren, the grandparents have standing to step in and offer themselves as a loving resource for raising their grandchildren. In situations where grandchildren are being abused, mistreated or the parents are negligent in raising their grandchildren, grandparents also are an appropriate and excellent resource to provide a stable, loving environment for their grandchildren.

In cases where young teenagers become pregnant they can choose to have a grandparent act as the primary guardian and/or caretaker of their child. For a grandparent to obtain legally enforceable rights to register a grandchild in school and make medical decisions, obtain passports and other legal documents, it is necessary to obtain court orders documenting the grandparents’ rights to custody or guardianship of their grandchildren.

Fighting For Grandparents’ Rights

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo for more than 35 years have been litigating grandparents’ rights issues in courts throughout the metropolitan New York area. Our law firm has an excellent record of success in obtaining visitation for grandparents with their grandchildren. Enforcing grandparents’ rights can be a difficult, confusing process that should not be undertaken without the legal representation from experienced, dedicated knowledgeable grandparents’ rights lawyers.

Our law firm and has developed an expertise regarding grandparents’ rights issues and cutting edge knowledge and experience helps us obtain the best possible result for our clients. We represent grandparents in the courts of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Kings County, New York County, Richmond County, Bronx County, and Westchester County. We provide our clients with a free initial consultation where we lay out a plan to help our clients obtain the maximum amount of visitation and contact with their grandchildren.

Parents Obstructing Grandparents From Seeing Their Grandchildren

There is nothing more upsetting to a grandparent, after developing a loving caring relationship with their grandchildren, when the parents interrupt the development of this relationship by the utilization of obstructionist tactics to prevent communication and visitation with the grandchildren. Courts will take into consideration, in these situations, the prior history of the relationship between the grandparents and grandchildren and the parent’s inappropriate obstructionist behavior. The continuing development of the relationship between the grandparents and the grandchildren enrich the grandchildren’s lives and are in the grandchildren’s best interests.

Grandparents’ Rights Lawyers

Should you find yourself in a situation where you need to protect your rights and the rights of your grandchildren, contact the Grandparents’ Rights lawyers at the Law Offices Of Schlissel DeCorpo. We offer free consultations and our phones are monitored 247. If you have a problem, act now!

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